University of Birmingham

Degree level: Postgraduate

International Business (Taught)

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Course summary

On the MBA course you will work closely with businesses in the UK and overseas, experiencing a wide range of business dynamics at all levels. Our approach is to constantly apply theory to practice, enabling you to immediately apply your learning in the real world and make a lasting impact on your industry.

Course details

Modules

Strategic analysis of business; human resource management; marketing concepts and practice; finance for managers; accounting for managers; managing operations and projects; global business development; developing leadership practice; strategic purchasing and supply chain management; strategic purchasing and supply chain management (part 2). Choose 2 optional modules from the following: global marketing leadership; ethical finance and sustainability; the international business experience; implementing strategy and managing change; international co-operative strategy; business communications; the effective director; ethics in global business; international banking regulation and supervision; international business finance; entrepreneurial finance; perspectives on strategic management; international business environment; strategic marketing; operations management; human resource management; strategic purchasing and supply chain management part 1 and Part 2; financial management. As well as these modules, students will also participate in a dissertation skills workshop.

Assessment method

Assessment is based on a 12,000 word research-based dissertation.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association of MBAs
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Entry requirements

12 month route: A good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification. Five years of work experience with evidence of extensive managerial experience or professional responsibility. Three years exceptional work experience meeting this criteria will also be considered. IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any band); TOEFL IBT 95 (with no less than 22 in any band); Pearson Academic Test of English 67 (in all four skills) 21 month route: A good Honours degree, demonstrated numeracy, and adequate preparation in Economics and Accounting. A minimum of three years full-time work experience. IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band); TOEFL IBT 88 (21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 59 (in all four skills). 24 month route: A good Honours degree (or equivalent),or equivalent professional qualification A minimum of three years’ full-time work experience with evidence of extensive managerial experience or professional responsibility. IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band); TOEFL IBT 82 (19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 51 (in all four skills).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For more detailed information on available funding and fees for postgraduate courses please visit: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/fees-funding
International Business at University of Birmingham - UCAS